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Could someone please direct me to how on earth to get from CAR reg 42zc... the information on who is able to do the daily inspection of an aircraft....
I can find where it talks about who can carry out the maintenance... but I’m yet to extract where on earth it talks about a daily inspection of the ac...
You've probably completed your exam by now - how did you go?
To answer this question, consider CAR 42ZC, specifically (4)d
(4) Subject to subregulation (5), a person may carry out maintenance on a class B aircraft in Australian territory if:
(d) the following requirements are satisfied: (i) the person is the holder of a pilot licence that is valid for the aircraft;
(ii) the maintenance is specified in Part 1 of Schedule 8;
(iii) the maintenance is carried out in accordance with any conditions prescribed by legislative instrument issued by CASA for the purposes of this subparagraph;
So if you hold a pilots licence valid for an aircraft, you can do the maintainence specified in Part 1 of Schedule 8.
Part 1 of Schedule 8 has a title
Schedule 8—Maintenance that may be carried out on a Class B aircraft by a person entitled to do so under subregulation 42ZC(4)
and item 22 in Part 1 - Schedule 8 has the important bit
22. Carrying out of a daily inspection of an aircraft.
Thanks so much... yes exam ticked off.. and in the haze of this COVID... was so happy to get it done... i got the question again... and must have logically guessed it correct.. as it wasn’t on KDR... but the only way I could rationalise is that...
I’m heading out for the day in my 172... and I find that ..I need to replace a bulb... then as I’m PIC... and endorsed on that type... and allowed to ...under the CAR... it’s up to me...
Not sure if I have it correct... anyone let me know.. but I sort of had it in my head as a bit of a pecking order... if I’m at a strip.. just me and I see the bulb needs replacing... I can do it... if I’m at my home base...where the maintenance hangar is.. the LAME is better qualified than me... so he can do it? Let me know if I have it completely wrong
In a a nutshell, if the regulations allow you to conduct the maintenance as a pilot, and you have the knowledge and manufacturer data/instructions then there's no pecking order. If you're on the strip or remote you can change a spark plug.
Now, if you're hiring a plane, there could be conditions of hire that say you can't do any of that and a nominated LAME must do it - that's a condition of hire and not regulation based.